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University of Idaho
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Posted: 10/30/2015
Area Extension Educator - Economics

University of Idaho

Area Extension Educator - Economics

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $55,000-$65,000

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Area Extension Educator will be responsible for developing, conducting and coordinating the risk management and marketing extension program in Idaho. The Area Extension Educator will coordinate and manage education related to farmer, processor or industry risk management tools and needs, formation of cooperatives, and marketing of agricultural and food products.

The Area Extension Educator will develop new (or updated) Cost and Returns (CAR ) estimates for alternative crop and livestock agricultural enterprises or management systems, and updating input prices and revising input use in existing crop and livestock CAR estimates by periodically surveying producers to document their production practices and input use, and by collecting price data from input suppliers and machinery dealerships. The Area Extension Educator will be responsible for collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data for publication to revise existing and create new AERS resources.

S(he) will prepare and make workshops and oral presentations to stakeholders. Be responsible for continuing education as to implications of farm bill programs on optimal producer management decisions. Coordinate county educators to achieve state-wide education and training as necessary. The Area Extension Educator will support AERS teaching, research and extension farm and risk management programs as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

•An earned Master of Science degree from an accredited institution in Agricultural Economics is required by date of hire.

•Demonstrated knowledge of Pacific Northwest agricultural markets, price analysis, futures and options markets and cooperatives.

•Ability to design and conduct effective data collection methodologies.

•Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with people of various social, cultural, economic and education backgrounds. Ability to work effectively as a team player.

•Computer literacy and effective written and oral communication skills.

•Willing and able to travel and adjust to a flexible schedule (i.e. participate in evening and weekend programs). Must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to meet University of Idaho requirements for operating a University/rental vehicle.

•The successful candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Ability to organize effective Extension programs.

•Potential for or record of publications in extension outlets.

•Potential for or record of research in farm management and farm-level marketing.

•Experience working with agricultural producers and agribusiness industries, through Extension or the private sector.

•Experience in analysis of cost and returns analysis for agricultural crops and livestock production.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000328P

Posting Date: 10/29/2015

Closing Date: 11/30/2015

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.